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Ann Cleeves: Red Bones

Ann Cleeves’s Shetland series became a “go-to” series for me, whenever I am looking for a profoundly atmospheric (preferably Scottish) setting, with its very first book, Raven Black.  Needless to say, I’m also a huge fan of the TV series starring Douglas Henshall as the series’s protagonist, Jimmy Perez; never mind that in the books […]

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The History Blog: Merovingian-era settlement excavated in France

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020; 10:54 PM Archaeologists have unearthed a full Merovingian settlement complete with church and burial ground in Pontarlier, eastern France. Grave goods including weapons and jewelry indicate the settlement was a prosperous one, not a sleepy pastoral village. It was strategically located near the village of Pontarlier, formerly the ancient waystation of […]

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Machu Picchu

24 Festive Tasks: Door 7 – International Day for Tolerance, Task 4: If you were offered an all-expenses-paid trip to one (one only!) of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, which one would you pick (and why)?   I’ve been lucky enough to have been able to visit a fair number of World Heritage Sites already — […]

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Christmas Gifts: Books and Cat Stuff

My BFF happily raided my wishlist again … and found a few cat-related things to go with the books.  The placemat is part of a set (the rest of which I left at my mom’s apartment, since we’ll both be using these). And predictably, within minutes: “What do you mean, your Christmas stocking?  I sits […]

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Ovid: Metamorphoses & Apollodorus: The Library of Greek Mythology & Plutarch: Life of Theseus

For the “Monsters” square, I decided to revisit Ovid’s Metamorphoses — I had initially only been planning on the “Perseus and Medusa” and “Theseus and the Minotauros” episodes, but David Horovitch’s fabulous reading drew me right back in and I decided to — with apologies to Odysseus and his companions at Circe’s court — go […]

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Foremost of Noble Ladies: Hatshepsut – History of Royal Women

By rob koopman from Leiderdorp, netherlands – Maat-ka-Re Hatsjepsoet (RMO Leiden), CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons September 21, 2016 Brittani Barger    One of the most fascinating historical female royal to research and learn about is the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt: Hatshepsut. James Henry Breasted, American archaeologist and Egyptologist, said she was the “first […]

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